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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 523   ABV: 17.42%
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Jacob Spears, our 6th Great Grand Uncle, is credited as the first distiller to label his whiskey "Bourbon." He built his distillery in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1790 - 203 years before began brewing. While obviously a bit too late to produce Uncle Jacobís wash, weíve instead created something far more complex. In his honor, we present this robust, silky smooth, full-bodied and altogether extremely American rendition of an Imperial Stout aged for 6 months in the very finest bourbon barrels. This explains a lot about our penchant for big brews! Itís in our blood!
Brewed with Rocky Mountain Water, Malter Barley, Flaked Oats, Hops and Yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Trade with Hallinghansen. Thanks. Pours black with a small creamy beige layer. Nose is soy, roast, alcohol and coffee. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, roast, coffee , molasses and mild soy. Smooth, slick and oily. Really tasty. Alcohol is extremely well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (3895) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle 12 oz tnx to adnielsen, shared with ÷rjan. Pours pitch black with a small brown head leaving laces. Aroma is sweet acidy roasted malty fruity vanilla dill dark fruits a bit nutty alcohol. Flavor is velvety lean roasted malty sweet vanilla chocolate slightly smokey bitter coffee; darn so good. Finishes sweet malty bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Oily black with a big, creamy, brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, bourbon barrel, vanilla, and dark fruit. Thick and creamy with alcohol coming through, but in a nice, warming proportion. Taste is rich and sweet, but also quite bitter. It tastes like chocolate covered cherries dipped in bourbon. Very big beer done very well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2912) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with small tan head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is roasted malt chocolate and bourbon. Thick mouthfeel with a strong roast and chocolate with bourbon in the finish. Alcohol present but not overpowering for 17%. A very impressive imperial stout from Avery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Capones with some friends. Pours a viscous black with syrupy head and lacing. Both on the smaller side though. Aromas were wood, caramel, dark fruit, bread, and bourbon whiskey. Taste is much of the same with a nice dark plum flavor on top of the rich bourbony notes. This one is scary considering the heavy alc is barely present. Need another to lay down for a couple.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from doobliebop (thanks a lot, Ryan!). Pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma is very rich, full of bourbon barrels and dark chocolate fudge upfront, some oatmeal and dark roasted malt. Flavour is extremely rich and quite sweet, of liqueur, dark chocolate fudge, soy sauce and lots of alcohol - not much bourbon flavours, the effect from the barrel aging is quite present in the booziness and light wood flavours. The sweetness doesnít cloy, but the alcohol burns quite a bit, though without detracting from drinkability (for a 17+% beer) or complexity. Very good, if a boozy bourbon bomb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a solid clear dark brown/black with a tiny caramel ring of head. Aroma of intense coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, some wood or oak, and bourbon. Flavour is intensely bourbon, wood and roasted malts, very boozy but works. Very rich chocolate, and some coffee notes. Burns a little so perfect for a chilly autumn evening. Delicious and sensual.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2414) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
31 aug 2012, bottle. Thick oily brown/black. Nose is sweet, faintly tart, huge sugar, meaty stout! Med body and a bit fizzy. Big sweet dark chocolate stout, really meaty, bitter chocolate finish. Amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Huge thanks to shadowane for picking a bottle of this up for me. Pours viscous, pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger mocha head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks and spots of lace left behind. My wife said that it looks like tar. Huge boozy bourbon aroma with a really strong barrel presence complimented by dark roasted malt. The spicy bourbon dominates the nose but doesnít totally overpower. Hints of oak, coconut and vanilla followed by toast, coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal that come more toward the forefront as it warms. Iím surprised with the high ABV that it doesnít smell like a complete booze bomb. Medium bodied with a rush of spicy, bourbon that lingers over the sweet and roasted malt notes into a boozy, warm finish. Although the flavor is dominated by bourbon, the barrel character is nicely integrated. Some dry oak, coconut and marshmallow mellow things out but that strong spicy bourbon bite is the star of this beer. I would have thought that it spent more than six months in the barrel. As it warms, a mix of sweet and roasted malt notes come forward. Again, Iím surprised that itís not a complete booze bomb, containing hints of rye, sweet and dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee bean, licorice and dark fruit. The very high ABV is nicely masked with little heat. There is lots of bourbon and sweet alcohol flavor but itís not intrusive at all with some nice warmth in the finish. I was a little skeptical after seeing 17.42% but this is a well crafted decently balanced beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (12739) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at PspsÝís - Thanks. Pitch black - nice brown head. High high malty, light wooden/bourbon notes, ok alcoholic to cut through the sweetness, rather high sweetness, cocoa, nice hoppy, fresh hoppy notes, dry malty notes, oiley texture, chocolate, warming finish. Nice.


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